SBJ/Sept. 20-26, 2010/People and Pop Culture

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Baseball

The Class AAA Pacific Coast League’s Nashville Sounds promoted Brad Tammen to general manager.

Basketball

The Denver Nuggets named Masai Ujiri executive vice president of basketball operations. Ujiri was assistant general manager for player personnel for the Toronto Raptors.

The Oklahoma City Thunder promoted Troy Weaver to vice president and assistant general manager, Rob Hennigan to assistant general manager for player personnel, Paul Rivers to director of minor league operations and basketball technology and Brandon Barnett to director of minor league scouting and manager of minor league operations. The club hired Michael Winger as assistant general manager for legal and administration.

The San Antonio Spurs hired Danny Ferry as vice president of basketball operations.

Colleges

The NCAA hired Josh Logan as director of ticket operations. Logan was senior director of ticket operations for the Houston Rockets and the Toyota Center.

The Atlantic 10 Conference promoted Megan Kahn to associate commissioner for administration and operations.

The Big South Conference promoted Mark Bryant to director of multimedia development and Nancy Perkins to director of administration and finance.

Arkansas State University hired Stacey Willmott as associate athletic director for student services and senior woman administrator and Will Lawler as compliance coordinator.

North Carolina State University hired Chris Kingston as senior associate athletic director. Kingston was special assistant to the athletic director and director of annual giving at the U.S. Military Academy.

Northwestern University hired Kurt Hasenbalg as assistant athletic director for ticket sales and services. Hasenbalg was manager of group sales for the Chicago White Sox.

The University of Delaware hired Augie Maurelli as assistant athletic director for strength and conditioning. Maurelli was assistant athletic director for performance and leadership at Georgetown University.

The University of Kansas hired Ron Olin as Kansas Athletics director of security and internal controls. Olin recently retired as chief of police of the city of Lawrence.

Facilities

Global Spectrum promoted Daniel Webb to assistant marketing manager, and named Jason Toner a marketing manager and Mary Paolantonio assistant marketing manager at Wells Fargo Center.

Football

The Big 33 Scholarship Foundation named Dave Trimbur executive director.

Golf

The Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy named Lauren Harling director of college placement.

Hockey

The Tampa Bay Lightning named Steve Griggs chief operating officer for the team and the St. Pete Times Forum. Griggs was executive vice president of sales and marketing for the Orlando Magic.

The American Hockey League promoted Lauren Peterson to director of hockey administration and AHL central registry and Melissa Caruso to executive assistant to the president.

Marketing

The Aspire Group named John Mathers manager of the Leicester City Football Club Fan Relationship Management Center. Mathers was director of ticket sales and service for the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts.

Txtstation hired Loyda Drew as a project manager.

Media

ISP Sports promoted Meg Little and Emily Pettorini to sales operations coordinators at its corporate headquarters, Erik Lowery to senior account executive for the Ohio ISP Sports Network at Ohio University and Kate DeFriece to account executive for the Rebel ISP Sports Network at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and hired Heather Meyer as national sales assistant at the corporate headquarters and Rick Paton as an account executive for the Spider ISP Sports Network at the University of Richmond.

Sporting Goods and Apparel

The Finish Line promoted Samuel Sato to president and chief merchandising officer, and hired Steven Schreibman as vice president and chief marketing officer. Schreibman was vice president of advertising and brand management for Nationwide Insurance.

Other

Turnkey Sports & Entertainment promoted Haynes Hendrickson to president of Turnkey Intelligence, Emily Huddell to senior vice president of client sales and service, David Stys to senior vice president of product development, Steve Seiferheld to vice president and group director of Turnkey Intelligence, Nikolay Panchev to vice president of Turnkey Intelligence, Michael Mayle to chief technology officer and Kyle Mathiot to vice president of information technology.

Charlie Evans stepped down as FLW Outdoors president and chief executive officer. Chairman Irwin Jacobs will add chief executive officer to his title. The company promoted Trisha Blake to president of its marketing division and Kathy Fennel to president of its operations division.

GSI Commerce hired Kaoru Nakashima as vice president of Japan and Asia Pacific.

The Comcast-Spectacor Foundation promoted Donna Katzman to director of events and named Shauna Adams manager of development and communications.

Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis named Jen Peters communications director. Peters was managing supervisor for Fleishman-Hillard.

Color Reflections Atlanta hired Art Hammerstrom to lead its sports division.

Xerox hired Jon Levine as vice president of global experiential marketing for its sports and entertainment partnerships, customer events and trade shows. Levine was senior vice president of entertainment and sports partnerships for GroupM Entertainment & Sports Partnerships.

 

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